China’s response to current US trade policy will have significant ramifications within China and may have spillover effects beyond China. This talk will assess how China is responding to the US trade approach, and what the wider implications may be, including for international governance. In so doing, it will differentiate between China's retaliatory, inclusive, and regulatory responses.
Heng Wang is associate professor and co-director of UNSW Law's Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law Centre. Previously, as a professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), China, he headed a WTO law center (established by the Department of Treaty and Law, the Ministry of Commerce and SWUPL) and has been the recipient of top research awards and several major grants, including the triennial China Outstanding Law Research Award (China Law Society) and the Outstanding Research Award in Humanities and Social Science (Ministry of Education). Professor Wang was an Executive Council member of the Society of International Economic Law (2008-2015), and is a founding member of the Asian International Economic Law Network, a member of the Asian WTO Research Network, and an executive member of governing council of all three Chinese societies of international economic law or WTO law.